Industry Issues & Initiatives

Automation Must Be End-to-End

Financial institutions looking to automate processes shouldn’t keep the technology in only one area of the business, speakers at a recent DTCC forum say, but rather make it into a holistic solution to add more value to the business.

BT’s Hafeez Named FISD Exec Committee Chair

Officials say Hafeez's experience of dealing with different industry participants will serve him well in addressing the concerns of FISD constituents from different market segments.

AWS S3 Outage Brings Out Best of Twitter

The massive service disruption of AWS Simple Storage Service’s US-EAST-1 Region last week caused plenty of issues for folks, but it also gave Twitter the opportunity to truly shine.

IBM Talks CAT Database

Dan DeFrancesco chats to IBM's Ron Lefferts about his firm's role in creating and managing the database underpinning the Consolidated Audit Trail, set to come online in November this year.

Skynet Is Falling: A Rational Fear of AI

Artificial intelligence is becoming more sophisticated. And, while she understands the benefits of this evolution, Emilia confesses that every new advancement in AI also scares her.

A Scary New World for CISOs

“What happens if someone destroys the fabric of the internet, where the whole objective is not to make money but to make the world burn?"

February 2017: Brave New (Data) World

Every new innovation in the world of market and reference data brings with it a new set of challenges-from managing new datasets to ensuring uptime during storms and natural disasters.

CAT Constructor: Why Thesys Won, Finra Lost and What Comes Next

On January 17, the self-regulatory organizations announced that Thesys Technologies had won the right to build the Consolidated Audit Trail, putting it in charge of what will be one of the biggest financial technology projects in the history of the…